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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, February 5, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 JESSIE OWENS, CENTRE, AS HE RECEIVED A MEDAL Jessie Owens admits he' just a little sad NEW YORK (AP) "Sure, I'm a little like losing a member of the Jesse Owens said upon learning that after 40 years the last of his track and field marks has been erased from the record book. "I looked upon them as a part of the Olympic immortal said by telephone from his home in Phoenix, Ariz. "I was proud to be involved in that history- making process but I have nothing but great admiration for the kids coming along today. "They are terrific athletic specimens, great competitors, all of them." The absence of the name of Jesse Owens from the list of the world's running and jumping performances was noted by Stan Saplin, New York director of the Amateur Athletic Union, in assembling the- 1975 record book. "It's the first time since 1935 that Jesse's name has been he said. "One can't help feeling a pang of regret. Yet, knowing Jesse, he's not shedding any tears. He's just pulling for more and greater records." The last of Owens' world once held an obscure one, the 60- metre dash. American Cliff Outlin broke it in last winter's U.S. dual meet in Russia, running the sprint in 6.4 seconds. Owens ran it in 6.6 in Madison Square Garden in 1935. Owens, 61, now, is a successful industrial consultant, living in Phoenix, Ariz., and a force in the U.S. Olympic movement. He has maintained his athletic physique and at 180 pounds is only 17 pounds heavier than the man who awed the galleries in the i936 Berlin Olympics. Before these Games, Jesse figured in the greatest individual performance in the history of track and field. On May running for Ohio State in a dual meet against Michigan at Ann Arbor, the sleek black athlete set five world records and tied a sixth in the space of 45 minutes. The sequence of events were the 100- yard dash long jump 220- yards and 200 metres (20.3) and 220 low hurdles In 1936, as a member of the U.S. Olym- pic team in Germany, Owens won the 100- metre dash in 10.3 seconds. He repeated in the 200 in 20.7. He leaped 26 feet inches in the long jump. Then he led off America's victorious effort in the 400 metre relay, won in 39.8 Four gold medals. Four Olympic records. All later to be etched in concrete on the walls of the Berlin Stadium. The record Owens cherished most was his long jump mark, which held until the 1960 Games in Rome when Ralph Boston broke it with a leap of 26 feet inches, later to be raised by Bob Beamon to 29 "I got a big thrill out of watching Boston beat my record and a bigger thrill when Beamon went over 29 Jesse said. "After all, records were made to be broken." NHL summaries BUFFALO 6 DETROIT 1 First period: 1. Buffalo, Martin 28 (Robert, Lorentz) Penalties Spencer Martin Second period: 2. Buffalo, Dudley 21. (McNab, Hajt) 3. Buffalo, McNab 13 (Dudley. Spencer) 4. Buffalo, Stanfield, 9 (Guervrerhont. Robert) 5. Buffalo, Luce 25 (Schoenfeld) 6. Buffalo. Lorentz 17 (Robert. Martin) Penalties Snell Martin Lynch Korab Third period: 7. Detroit, Nowak 8 (Lynch, Jarry) Penalty Korab Shots on goal by Buffalo 9 18 Detroit 8 7 Attendance 10.134. TORONTO 5 ST. LOUIS 3 First period: 1. Toronto. Williams 3 (Ellis. Sillier) 2. St. Louis. Lefley 16 (Merrick, Gassoff) 3. St. Louis. Plante 20 (Merrick. Gassoff) Penalties Williams. Sillier. Thomson, Plante Favell (served by Alexander) Second period: 4. Toronto. Flett 11 (Sabourin) 5. Toronto, Thompson 13 (Alexander, Keon) 6. Toronto, Thompson 14. Penalties Alexander Toronto bench (served by Alexander) Third period: 7. St. Louis. Collins 12 (Lefley, Berenson) 8. Toron- to, Ellis 21 (Sillier, Williams) Penalties Affleck Flett Williams. Gassott (majors) Shots on goal by Toronlo 7 10 St. Louis 1.4 10 Attendance CHICAGO 3 KANSAS CITY 3 First period: 1. Kansas City. Charron 10 (Rota. Hughes) 2. Chicago. Pappin 23 (D. Rota, Kaat inks CHICAGO (AP) Jim Kaat, winningest active pitcher in the American League, Tuesday became the 13th Chicago White Sox player to sign a 1975 contract. The left-handed Kaat, ac- quired from Minnesota Twins in 1973, last season had a 21-13 record with the White Sox, bringing his baseball career victory total to 215. The only active major league pitcher with more victories than Kaat is Bob Gibson of St. Louis Car- dinals with 248. Kaat finished the 1974 season with a 2.92-earned-run average. Boldirev) Penalties Patterson Hughes Redmond Second period: 3. Chicago, D. Rota 16 (Marks, Boldirev) 4. Kansas City. McElmury 5 (Coalter. Dube) Penalties Lagace Jarrelt Lagace Third period: 5. Kansas City, Lagace 3 (Charron, Nolet) 6. Chicago, Marks 11 (Martin, Red- mond) Penalty Mulvey Shots on goal by Chicago 10 14 Kansas City 10 13 Attendance PITTSBURGH 3, VANCOUVER 2 Pint Period: No scoring. Penalties Wllkins P Robitaille Pittsburgh bench (served by Kelly) Smith (served by Second Period: 1. Pittsburgh, Pronovost 28 (Apps, Wilkins) 2. Pittsburgh. Arnason 18 (Stackhouse, Kelly) 3. Vancouver. Demarco 9 Penalties Paradise Campbell Third Period: 4. Pittsburgh. Pro'novost 29 (Larouche) 5. Vancouver, Meehan 9 (Lalonde, Robitaille) Penalties Ar- nason Wilkins Smith serv- ed by Bordeleau. Shots on goal by Pittsburgh 9 7 8-24 Vancouver 18 8 Goal Plasse, Pittsburgh: Smith. Vancouver. Attendance Hawks limping better than hard-luck Canucks By THE CANADIAN PKESS Chicago Black Hawks haven't exactly been burning up the National Hockey League in their attempt to overtake leading Vancouver Canucks in the Smythe Division, but somehow they seem to be limping faster than the Canucks. The Hawks, who trailed the Canucks by 15 points and more, earlier in the season, extended their current winless streak to four games Tuesday night with a 3-3 tie against Kansas City Scouts, enough to pull Chicago to within three points of Van- couver. The Canucks, meanwhile, dropped a 3-2 loss to Pitt- sburgh Penguins. In other NHL games, Toronto Maple Leafs beat St. Louis Blues 5-3 and Buffalo Sabres defeated Detroit Red Wings 6-1. The Hawks and Canucks are headed for another showdown Friday in Vancouver. Since their last meeting Jan. 15 in Chicago when the Hawks won 2-1, Chicago has managed three wins and three ties in eight games. The Canucks won four and lost four in the same period. A goal by John Marks with less than two minutes remain- ing gave the Hawks the tie at Kansas City after the Scouts had come back from a 2-1 defi- cit to go in front 3-2 on goals by Jim McElmury and Jean- Guy Lagace. Jean Pronovost's 28th and 29th goals of the season led the Penguins at Vancouver. Pittsburgh goalie Michel Plasse had a busy night, mak- ing 36 saves, including 18 in the first period, while the Penguins had only 24 shots at Canuck netminder Gary Smith.' Two goals by Errol Thompson and one by Bill Flett in the second period at St. Louis pulled the Leafs into a 4-2 lead and Ron Ellis added another goal in the third period to offset a Blues' score by Bill Collins. The win ended a five-game winless string on flie road for the Leafs. Wayne Rivers, a minor- league performer for most his 13 professional years in hockey, appears headed for his best season yet in the Hockey heads agree STOCKHOLM (AP) Soviet and Canadian negotiators have reached ten- tative agreement to open the world ice hockey cham- pionships for professionals, perhaps -as soon as next year, press reports here said today. Postmaster General Ove Rainer, president of the Swed- ish Ice Hockey Association, said sports attache Ivars Kespers at the Soviet em- bassy here had notified him of the agreement. John (Bunny) Aheame of Britain, president of the Inter- national Ice Hockey Federation, was quoted as saying that "if the Soviet Union has reached an agree- ment with Canada, I have no reason to put up 'any ob- stacles." Ahearne stressed, however, that the final decision rests with the federation's congress in Switzerland next June. Canada has not participated in world championships since 1969 and before that had only amateurs on the teams. Observers here said there was reason to doubt that open world championships would be held by next year, when the tournament will take place in Poland, since many differences have to be ironed out first in Canada. Hockey Canada would have to make player arrangements with the National Hockey League and the World Hockey Association. World Hockey Association and one of his best ever in any league. Rivers, a 33-year-old right winger, scored three goals and assisted on two others Tuesday night to lead San Diego Mariners to an 8-4 romp over Toronto Toros. That pushed Rivers' goal total to 31 for the season and he now has 52 points, putting Pronghorns play tonight The University of Lethbridge Pronghorn hockey team's last home game will be played tonight at Henderson Ice Centre, not last night as was erroneously reported. The Pronghorns take on Calgary's Mount Royal College Cougars in the next to last game of their Alberta College Athletic Conference season beginning at 8 p.m. The Herald regrets any in- convenience caused by the him among the league's top 10 scorers. Two years ago he fin- ished his first WHA season with 37 goals and 77 points and last season he managed 30 goals and 57 points. Meanwhile, 46-year-old Gor- die Howe was awarded a special welcome in -In- dianapolis When the Racers promoted their game against Houston Aeros as Gordie Howe Night. The veteran Howe combined with son Mark to lead the Aeros in a 4-3 win over the Racers. In one other WHA game Tuesday, Edmonton Oilers edged Baltimore Blades 1-0 on an overtime goal. At San Diego, defenceman Kevin Morrison added two goals and two assists for the Mariners who scored five goals in the third period. Centre Vaclav Nedomansky had two goals for the Toros. At Indianapolis, Howe scored his 21st goal of the season to open the scoring in the second period. "The kids put me said Howe, who was set up on the goal by centre Jim Sherrit. Local swimmers win The Lethbridge Amateur Swim Club took another vie- Brawl halts game RED DEER (CP) Rod Pimm scored four goals to lead Red Deer Rustlers to a 7- 5 win over league leading Spruce Grove Mets in a wild Alberta Junior Hockey League game Tuesday night which was called with 17 seconds remaining to play because of a brawl. After Barry Lassiter and Jerry Cormack of Spruce Grove began fighting in front of the Red Deer net, both benches emptied and referee Bernie Haley called the game. Order was restored after about 20 minutes during which several fights also broke out in the crowd. Prior to the brawl, Haley had dished out 39 penalties. Spruce Grove drew 17 of 32 minors and two of three ma- jors. Red Deer was assessed two game misconducts one to coach Cec Swanson and the teams split two miscon- ducts. Only three players were not involved in the fight at the end of the game and only because they were already sitting in the penalty box. Other goals for Red Deer were scored by Terry Wittehen, Lassiter and George Wright. Wayne Turner, Keith Hertz, Paul Messier, Tony Lecuyer and Brant Sim shared the scoring for Spruce Grove. The teams were tied 1-1 and 5-5 by periods before Wittehen and Lassiter scored in the third. Red Deer directed 42 shots at two Spruce Grove goalies, starter Tim Thomlison and Julien Baretta. Red Deer's Rod Carlson made 36 saves. tory from Calgary's Foothills Swim Club when they dominated the second half of a swim meet which began in Lethbridge and ended in Calgary. The locals piled up 744 points overall to Calgary's 624, Gordon Syme and Derek Graham set the pace for Lethbridge in the senior boys division as they each picked up one first and one second. Darla Anderson was the only local girl to place in senior girls' races. She also earned one first and a second. In boys 13 and 14 races, Tim Myers won one event and was runner up in another, while Lori Laukulik and Sharon Sekiya were outstanding in girls 13 and 14 competition. Laukulik had a first and a second, while Sekiya picked up a first and a third. Robbie Tietz earned a pair of firsts in boys 11 and 12 ac- tion, while Scott Bluekins picked up one third. In the girls races, Jan Laukulik had one first and Leanne Anderson added a third place finish. In boys 10 and under races, Russell Syme won two events while Robbie Pungar finished third twice. Tommy Pungar had one second. Kyo Con- stable was the only Lethbridge girl in that age group to place as she had a pair of seconds. Neil Bailie picked up one first for the local team in boys eight and under division. In the relays, Lethbridge took five of nine events. CANUCKS AL SMITH LETS PUCK GO OVER HIS HEAD Sharon Grigg wins 6A' event EDMONTON (CP) Sharon Grigg of Medicine Hat stole three points on the first end and two on the second then coasted to a 12-2 win over Shirley Mattie of Alix, AlS., in the A event final of the Alberta women's curling championship Tuesday. The loss dropped Mattie into the B event final where she will meet Gwen Turner of Grande Prairie today. The winner of that game will oppose Grigg this after- noon with a second game, if necessary, to be played Thurs-' day morning. Turner reached the B event final by eliminating Gloria Nowlan of Yellowknife 11-5 Tuesday night. In earlier rounds Tuesday, Grigg, with a southern district berth, defeated Turner, representing the Peace region, 7-5. In the other open- ing round game Mattie, representing the northern dis- trict, counted five enders on each of the fourth and seventh ends to defeat Nowlan, the Northwest Territories representative, 14-7. In the seniors competition, Hadie Manley opened a close game with three on the fifth end to defeat Phyllis Crist of Calgary, 9-4 in the A event final. The loss drops Crist to the B event final against Helen Ellis of Grande Prairie who eliminated Melba Mogenson of Yeliowknife 11-7. Earlier in the afternoon, Crist had nipped Ellis 9-8 and Manley had little trouble dis- posing of Mogenson 13-5 in eight ends. Ellis and Crist met in the B event final this morning, the winner opposing Manley in the A-B final this afternoon. A se- cond game will be played Thursday morning if necessary. Pit Martin's helmet stays Morrison out CAMROSE (CP) Ray Croy of Edmonton emerged from a four way tie for first place to win the Alberta Police curling championship Tuesday night. In sudden-death semi-finals Croy knocked out' Harvey Gregorish of Calgary 9-4 and Zane Kotyk of .Edmonton downed Bob Morrison of Lethbridge 8-6. Croy then beat Kotyk 7-3. Cray's rink now advances to the Canadian championships in Regina March 10-15. CHICAGO (AP) For a fleeting moment last Sunday night, Pit Martin of Chicago Black Hawks was un- recognizable. The little guy with the big No. 7 on his back was skating without, his helmet. The helmet had popped off during a National Hockey League game in an altercation near the boards and Pit was unable to retrieve it until play had stopped. "No, I didn't feel different without said Martin, "But, I'll tell you one thing, I wouldn't want to go out there without it." Stan Mikita, another of five Hawks who wear helmets, is more emphatic. "I would never play again without a helmet." Both Martin and Mikita agree that Bill Masterton's death was a convincing factor in their decisions to don helmets. Masterton died of a head injury Jan. 15, 1968, while playing for Minnesota North Stars. Coach Billy Reay has changed his attitude about helmets. "I'm all for them said the Black Hawk coach. "They have improved the helmets so much and they fit so well. At one time they were hot and cumbersome and I thought they were a handicapr But no more. "They are mandatory in minor hockey and for the life of me I don't understand why some kids, who have always worn them, don't wear them when they come up said Reay. Do You Have A Sex Problem? We can't help you with this. But we can help you with Curling Shoes DOUG'S SPORTS 315 -7 St. S. Phone 327-5751 SOUTHERN ALTA. JUVENILE LEAGUE Tonight, Wed., Feb. CIVIC ICE CENTRE Leth. Juvenile Warriors vs Leth. Midget Elks Adultl Students SOt Children 25t FINAL 3 DAYS THURS, FRI. SAT. BLUE JEANS LEE FLARES Regular GENUINE HUDSONS BAY UL.I1UII1L. 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